JOIN US ON WEDNESDAY AUGUST 1ST AT THE 21ST ANNUAL DETROIT TOUR OF GARDENS & FARMS! This year Keep Growing Detroit will be collaborating with the Detroit Office of Sustainability to showcase some of the people and places that are leading the efforts to make Detroit neighborhoods, homes, and businesses more green, healthy, vibrant, and interconnected. Tours, including 3 bus routes and 4 bike routes, will begin at Eastern Market Shed 3 at 6:00pm sharp and last approximately two hours. After the tour, a reception featuring live music from Gabriel’s Eh La Bas Band, Detroit-grown produce, and refreshments prepared by local chefs will provide guests with a taste of Detroit’s delicious and diverse food system. Tickets are on sale now here.
IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO JOIN THE GARDEN RESOURCE PROGRAM! 2018 Garden Resource Program Applications available here. Don’t miss the Fall Crop Distribution on Thursday, July 19th from 5-7PM or Saturday from July 21st, 1-3PM at Earthworks Urban Farm, 1264 Meldrum, 48207.
OUR GOOD FOOD BLOCKS NEWSLETTERS are one of the ways that Keep Growing Detroit helps share neighborhood-specific good food resources with residents across the city. These fun, full-color newsletters are distributed by staff and volunteers door-to-door and through key community partners. Check out our Joy Greenfield Good Food Blocks or our Northwest Detroit Good Food Blocks today.
SECOND SATURDAY COMMUNITY WORKDAY Join us on Saturday, July 14th from 1-3PM at Knagg’s Creek Farm at 5046 Jeffries. At this hands-on community workday we will be demonstrating water collection and irrigation systems and working together in the garden at Knagg’s Creek. Bonus: Everyone that attends will receive a free copy of our Irrigation Station manual!
BEAUTIFUL BORDERS PROJECT Perennial flower beds enhance the beauty of vegetable gardens and create lasting neighborhood curb appeal. They also provide important environmental benefits to our urban landscape by increasing the drainage capacity of soil and attracting pollinators. Keep Growing Detroit is seeking applications from established community, school, or market gardens in the Garden Resource Program that are interested in installing a Beautiful Border in their garden. Successful applications will receive support installing a customized perennial flower border this fall that is based on our Beautiful Border designs. Take a look at our 4 Beautiful Border designs here.
Beautiful Boarder applications are due by August 20th and can be downloaded here.
HAVE A QUESTION?
Do you need support with your garden project? Contact us anytime with questions. Open Hours at the farm will begin in July 2018. Stay tuned for more details.